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Friday February 3rd

Tuition


DTH Photo Illustration depicting a person handing over 15 file folders.

Breaking down the lawsuits involving UNC in 2022

The University and its affiliated bodies faced several major lawsuits over the course of this year.  There have been no settlements or final rulings in cases involving affirmative action, alleged discrimination in the Kenan-Flagler Business School and unused fees during the pandemic, but a settlement was reached between the University and Nikole Hannah-Jones. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. The Kenan-Flagler Business School has raised its fees.

Editorial: A deep dive into the proposed Kenan-Flagler fee increase

"But the fee increase might produce more positive outcomes than anticipated, even down to helping diversify the undergraduate business program student body. While the cost increase will put some students in difficult financial positions and possibly deter concerned applicants, it could also open up the opportunity for more low-income candidates to attend the school."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Graduate student stipends cover about 65% of the cost of attendance at UNC.

'The stipend isn't keeping up' — UNC graduate students struggle with cost of living

The minimum graduate student stipend only covers approximately 68.5 percent of the cost to attend UNC-Chapel Hill, a recent study by the Graduate and Professional Student Federation found.  A personal emergency like a health crisis, loss of transportation and housing, or other situations could make a graduate student unable to afford to survive in Chapel Hill another semester. "The genesis is that it gets more and more expensive to live here," Graduate and Professional Student Government President Theodore Nollert said. "The stipend isn’t keeping up.”

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Members of the UNC Board of Governors meet on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 to discuss the tuition freeze for in-state tuition and the institution of suicide prevention efforts.

BOG discusses in-state tuition rates and suicide prevention efforts

“Our System-wide tuition freeze reinforces the board’s commitment to keep college costs low,” Chairperson Randy Ramsey said in a press release Thursday. “We are also grateful to the General Assembly for helping us reduce the financial burden on our students. Together, we will ensure people from every corner of this state can afford a world-class education.”

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